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Two attempted abductions 11 year old & then 13 year old grabbed by the hand and dragged  

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Police in Lambeth Borough are appealing for witnesses and information following two incidents that are being treated as attempted abductions.
The first incident was on Tuesday, 21 March between about 07:50hrs and 08:00hrs when the alleged suspect approached the 11-year-old victim whilst she was waiting for a bus near the Crown and Sceptre public house in Streatham Hill.
The victim declined and eventually left the area after boarding a bus. The alleged suspect had remained in the area until that point and then left on foot.

The second incident was on Wednesday, 22 March around 08:00hrs when the alleged suspect approached a 13-year-old girl near the entrance of Archbishop Park in Lambeth Road. 

This time it is alleged the suspect took hold of the victim’s hand and began to drag her towards the park. It is believed that a passing dog walker shouted at the suspect and the victim was able to escape his grasp and run home.

Detectives from Lambeth CID are investigating and are keeping an open mind as to whether the two incidents are linked.
The suspect in the first incident has been described as white, approximately 5ft 10ins tall with a medium build and short blond hair. He was described as wearing a black bomber-style jacket, blue jeans, and black lace up leather shoes described as ‘smart looking’.
The suspect in the second incident is also described as white, approximately 35 to 40 years old. He was described as wearing black thick frame square glasses, a black baseball cap, black jacket and black trousers.

Detective Inspector Ian Kenward, from Lambeth CID, said: “These are two very worrying incidents and we appeal to anyone who was in or around the areas at the time they occurred to contact police. Any piece of information may prove valuable to the investigation.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are urged to contact Lambeth CID on 020 8649 2134.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org

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Two police officers in critical condition after being hit by a car

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Two Met Police Officers are in a critical condition after being struck by a car as they returned to their vehicle.

The police constables are based at Brent Borough in North West London were returning to their marked police car on the A406 North Circular Road near Brent Park, Neasden, at around 3.40am on Sunday, when the collision occurred.

Police have arrested three people including the driver.

Sadly the officers one male and one female are in a critical condition in hospital with loved ones by their beds.

The male officer suffered serious injuries, while female officer sustained a number of fractures. Her condition is described as serious but stable.

Officers have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

He has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.

Police placed a cordon at the scene which has now been lifted.

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Six dead after six-vehicle crash in Birmingham

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Six people have been killed in a horrific crash in Birmingham just one week before Christmas.

Another person is fighting for their life the crash involving three cars including a taxi in Edgbaston, Birmingham occurred in the early hours of this morning.

Witnesses have described how they saw a number of people ejected from their vehicles during the incident resulting in utter devastation and carnage.

The crash happened at about 1.10am at the entrance to the underpass on Lee Bank Middleway, near Edgbaston, at the junction of Bristol Road.

The driver of a black cab died at the scene along with a female passenger, a male passenger died later in hospital.

Four men in a car were all thrown from their vehicle and three of them died at the scene of the crash. The fourth is in a critical condition.

Any witnesses to the crash have been asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101.

Our thoughts are with all of those emergency workers who responded to this truly traumatic incident and the family and the friends those who have sadly died in this incident.

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Nine-year-old boy locked in safe during game of hide and seek

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A Nine-year-old boy became trapped in a safe during a game of hide and seek at his grandfathers home in Berlin.

He had to be rescued by firefighters after he hid inside the sade. He was playing with his little brother at home in Lichterfelde, Berlin.

Believing he has found the perfect hiding place the boy went inside the unused safe and closed the door locking himself in.

The boy was playing with his little brother at the home in Lichterfelde, Berlin, when he found the ultimate hiding place.

His hiding place was eventually found but his grandfather was the only person who knew the code for the safe and he was away.

They could not get in contact with him and called for help from the local fire brigade.

They tested family birthdays for three hours in the hope they’d crack the code while pumping oxygen into the safe via a tiny crack.

As a specialist team arrived who was able to cut the safe open they managed to enter a successful six-digit code.

Firefighters say the child remained calm throughout the ordeal and was shocked but unharmed.

Berlin firefighter Thomas Kirstein said it was a happy ending and super early Christmas present.

Hopefully, he won’t be hiding in there again and in future, they’ll be keeping the door shut because this incident could have been very different.

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